Jim Holman--Pianist/Composer/Instructor from Chicago.
-Received MA of Jazz Performance from DePaul University
At DePaul, studied on scholarship directly under Ron Perrillo, Dennis Carroll, Scott Burns, Thomas Matta and Dana Hall.
-Received his BA in Music with a Concentration in Jazz from the University of Pittsburgh under the direction of two Jazz Messenger Alumni: Dr. Nathan Davis, and Dr. Leon Lee Dorsey.
In College, was a recipient of the prestigious BNY-Mellon Jazz Scholarship and played with luminaries such as like Claudio Roditi, Mark Whitefeild, Jimmy Owens and many more.
-Album "Ira Sullivan Presents the Jim Holman Trio, Special Guest Roger Humphries, Blue Skies" came out 2013 under Delmark Records.
Legendary Multi-instrumentalist Ira Sullivan
Roger Humphries (drummer on Horace Silver's Song For My Father)
Also features Dennis Carroll George Fludas, and Nick Schnieder.
Lloyd Sachs wrote the liner notes.
-Debut album, "Explosion!" released 2012 by Delmark Records
Features Columbia recording artist and Yamaha sponsored, Frank Catalano.
Features alto sax legend Richie Cole
Also features Rusty Jones, Rick Shandling, and Brian Sandstrom.
Neil Tesser wrote the liner notes.
-Performed with Ira Sullivan, Mark Whitfield, Claudio Roditi, Antonio Hart, Jimmy Owens, Abe Laboriel, Roger Humpries, Cecil Bridgewater, Ron Affif, Yotam Silberstein, Alexander King, John Moulder, Frank Catalano, Donald Harrison, Richie Cole, Jimmy Chamberlin (drummer for the smashing pumpkins) and many others.
-Recorded with Ira Sullivan, Roger Humphries, Richie Cole, Frank Catalano, Dennis Carroll, and George Fludas.
-Has played at the Chicago's most prestigious jazz clubs as a leader and sideman which include The Jazz Showcase, Green Mill, and Andy's.